To find out more about bioplastics
The term “bio” refers to life, and can be used to refer to plastics made from biological raw materials or from biodegradation.
What does biodegradability mean?
Biodegradability is the ability, or the potential, of substances to undergo a biodegradation process.
What is the difference between renewability and biodegradability?
Natural products are of organic origin and are fully biodegradable. The two characteristics go hand-in-hand. But man-made products may not have this equivalence.
Biodegradability as an added value
Products made from bioplastics can be disposed of in a composting plant, where they are used to make quality compost.
What happens if they are accidentally released into the environment?
Products made with biodegradable materials are not designed to be released into the environment but to be recovered through composting.